IAI & HHI to Supply Philippine Navy with ALPHA 3D Radar Systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries have signed an agreement to supply the Philippine Navy with IAI’s ALPHA 3D Radar Systems. The systems will be integrated on the Philippine Navy’s new Corvette ships. IAI is a global leader in the development of advanced naval technologies. Developed by IAI’s ELTA Division, the ALPHA 3D Radar System is a lightweight,…

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Philippine and Indonesian CORPAT PHILINDO XXXV-22

The Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) of the Philippine Navy successfully conducted the 1st Leg of the Coordinated Patrol between the Philippine Navy and the Indonesian Navy, dubbed CORPAT PHILINDO XXXV-22 on March 28 to 30, 2022. The Maritime Coordinated Patrol was executed along the Republic of the Philippines and Republic of Indonesia (PH-ID) border with BRP Ismael Lomibao (PC383)…

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US Turns Over Four Cessna Planes to Philippine Navy

On February 10, the United States turned over four Cessna 172 Skylark planes to the Philippine Naval Air Wing based in Sangley Point, Cavite as part of a Php298.1 million ($5.8 million) grant under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program. The Cessna planes will be used to train new naval aviators, as well as to maintain the capabilities of current…

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Philippine Navy Refurbishes Floating Drydock at Cavite

In its drive to revitalize all its floating assets, the Naval Shipyard made a big leap once again as it conducted earlier today the successful operational test on one of its drydocking facilities, YD205, at Commodore Posadas Wharf, NAVSHIP Complex, Cavite City. Upholding the core values of the Command towards excellence, a two-day pre-operational test activity such as tabletop exercises…

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Philippine Navy Joins Indonesia-led IMSS

The Philippine Navy (PN) is currently taking part in the 4th International Maritime Security Symposium (IMSS) hosted virtually this year by the Indonesian Navy which began August 23. Navy Chief Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado heads the PN delegation participating in this two-day symposium as opening ceremony guest, along with Chief of Naval Staff, Commo. Caesar Bernard Valencia, as presenter, and…

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Navy Chief Thanks South Korea’s Support in Modernization During Visit of HHI’s Top Official

Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado received at the PN headquarters yesterday, August 3 the visiting top official of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Moon Young Park, the executive vice president and director for Marketing and Sales of the South Korean-based shipbuilding company. During Mr. Moon’s courtesy call, Vice Admiral Bordado acknowledged the continuing support of…

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Israel Shipyards to Build Eight FAIC-M for Philippine Navy

May 14, 2021 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s capability to defend the country’s key sea lines of communications (SLOCs) such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats will get a boost with the forthcoming arrival of fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats it has acquired. Navy chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark as he…

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Philippines Announce Plans for Six OPVs

May 10, 2021 – The acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) has been included in the Horizon 2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. “Regarding (the) OPV project, while it has been already approved, the next issue is where to find the money. As far as the senior leaders at…

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Philippine Navy Takes Part in Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas

January 27, 2021 – Philippine Navy vessel BRP SALVADOR ABCEDE (PC114) spearheaded the conduct of a Joint Gunnery Exercise (GUNNEX) dubbed as the “1st PA-PN Joint Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas” with Army participants from 802nd Brigade, Philippine Army on 24 January 2021 at the sea waters South of Camotes Island. The GUNNEX simulated a scenario of hot pursuit to…

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No system defects reported aboard BRP Jose Rizal during RIMPAC

August 31, 2020 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first missile-frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN), did not encounter any derangement of its various systems during the two-week “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises held off the waters of Hawaii. “No reported safety and security incidents. No weapons, communications, electronic(s) and info sys(tem) hull, machinery, and electrical sys(tem) derangements…

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